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No truer words have ever been spoken

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by FileNotFound, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    AP CEO Tom Curley:

    "Editors need to stop pining for the old world and intensify the leading to the new one," Curley told a fundraising dinner for the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship, a program at Columbia University for business journalists.

    At the same time, Curley said news organizations were partly to blame for the troubles they are experiencing in adapting to the new realities of the news business being wrought by the explosion of Internet use.

    "The first thing that has to go is the attitude," Curley said. "Our institutional arrogance has done more to harm us than any portal."

  2. Preach it.
  3. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    I don't know. If there is any place that knows about institutional arrogance, in my experience it's the AP HQ.
  4. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    True that.
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Tom Curley can crawl back under the rock he came.
    And, before we congratulate him on quotes we've heard a thousand times, let's not forget one thing.
    He is the one that cut the deal with Google and Yahoo -- hundreds of millions of dollars -- for access to Associated Press copy. Copy provided to AP by newspapers or copy paid for by newspapers (through our tiered service contracts).
    If you see your publisher walking around, ask him how much of that Google and Yahoo money reciprocated.
    Tom Curley has been able to adapt to the changing media environment just fine.
    On the backs of your work with a knife skillfully inserted.
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    The brothers Curley have a checkered past of standing up for the little man.
  7. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    There is that.
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